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Schjöth 1426, Hartill 20. 5 Type 1, KM 321
Kangxi (1662-1722)

1 cash (cast brass), 1667-1670, Shandong province (Jinan mint), 27 mm.

Obv: Kangxi tongbao.

Rev: Dung (in Manchurian) to the left, dong (in Chinese) to the right.

Type 1 is comprised of coins with a one dot tong, a nominal weight of 1.4 qian (= 5.22 grams), and a diameter over 26 mm.

This is one of a series of twenty coins known as poem coins (shi qian), which, according to folklore, have talismanic qualities when placed together. The coins were put in a specific order in which the mint names formed a poem. The poem did not have a particular meaning, but rhymed according to the rules of classical Chinese poetry.

Hartill rarity 9
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